As we head into the heart of the summer music season, there are plenty of Indian gatherings, powwows, and Indigenous musical performances taking place across Turtle Island. …read more »
A captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday is a passionate, soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice. Her lyrics, reflective of her northern roots, embrace the essence of Dene life from an urban perspective. She hails from Yellowknife, NWT and is a member of the Dene Nation. Leela Gilday has many national awards to her credit including a Juno and Western Canadian Music Award for her second album Sedzé. In 2009 she won Best Music Video at the Dreamspeakers Festival in Edmonton AB and in 2008, she received a Fellowship at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Leela Gilday released her much anticipated third CD “Calling All Warriors” in July 2010. It garnered a Western Canadian Music Award, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, and an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award.
Here is RPM’s Turtle Island-wide list of summer music festivals featuring Indigenous artists in their line-ups. The good news is there are many – you’ll be able get a dose of Indigenous music culture at a festival near you, wherever you live. …read more »
Leela Gilday’s powerful and soulful voice is a force to contend with. It’s downright breathtaking. As a songwriter she draws from her northern roots, reflecting the essence of Dene life from an urban perspective. …read more »